on 22 November 2014
I brought this buggy to replace a Silvercross which I've been extremely disappointed with. Needless to say I was more than cautious with this purchase and gave it a lot of thought.
This buggy is brilliant! Worth every penny. It's light and easy too push. Folds easily and baby looks snug in it. My daughter is 5 months old and it's perfect for her. It also looks great and all the materials and construction look great quality. I cannot praise the design and style enough.
I read this buggy is not for off roading in one review but I don't think it's terribly bad on bumpy surfaces, though you are aware of them! The only bad thing design wise I found was the clip that holds the buggy when folded goes inside the chassis if you don't make sure it's pulled outwards when you fold it which I'm sure will irritate me at some point.
Size wise I was surprised that this buggy a still quite long folded but it actually fit in the boot of a Yaris without taking the wheels off.
I just think this is a brilliant quality and great looking buggy. Worth the money. I'd definitely recommend this item and I'm now looking at a car seat from Cosatto too.
on 18 June 2014
Putting together the Yo! Ahoy There is really easy, and I am not just saying that because I have had practice!
Before you can take your new wheels out for a stroll around the town you just need to pop each of the wheels onto the chassis and attach the hood. And that was that, Leo’s fancy new pirate pushchair was all ready to hit the 7 seas with, or…the flooded river Avon as it was at that point!
The Yo! has many different designs but I have to say out of all of them this is my favourite. In traditional Cosatto style this stroller is cheeky and ready to turn heads. Set on an aluminium silver frame with white and navy stripes and a vibrant red skull and cross bone in patent, passers by can really see that trouble is coming their way, and then they see Leo…boy they know he means business!
The inside of the hood boasts more skull and crossbones on the navy back drop in flashy white. The outside of the hood is again donned with the navy and white stripes completing the daring attire. The one thing I am missing from the Ahoy There that was featured on the Pear Drop is the peek a boo window. I liked being able to see what Leo was up to when the hood was up, but that aside I have noticed that the hood sits better without this window.
The Yo! is an umbrella fold stroller and is one of the simplest pushchairs that I have ever had the pleasure of putting up and down. It takes seconds to set the Yo! up and get it ready for action, and it takes seconds to put it back down again. But when you have your Ahoy There all ready for a trip you can rest assured that it is more than fit for the task in hand, it is such a sturdy stroller and from my personal experiences it has served me well. I have to admit I have hung many a shopping bags on the back of the Yo! and it has stood strong, serving me and Leo proudly.
When the Yo! is collapsed it is quite long lengthways but I can fit it in the boot of my 206. It just about goes in lenthways, but I do still have plenty of room for other bits and pieces. My sister in law also has a Yo! which she is using with her 12 week old son, and we have managed to fit both of our Yo’s in the boot of my car! So that just gives you an idea of space.
If you do require more space you can easily take off the front wheels to give you the extra room.
The Yo! allows Leo to sit completely upright and take in everything around him, he loves to be nosey when we are out and about so this suits him down to the ground. He sits contently in his seat while we feed the ducks together, not that he throws the bread for the ducks to eat, he is happiest when eating it himself. Leo loves watching the ducks milling around to get the bread and is completely safe in the fantastic Yo! seat unit that features a chunky 5 point harness.
The harness can be adjusted ever so easily to one of three different height settings as I have discovered since using the Yo! with Leo. The buckles can be a little stiff when they are straight out of the box but they loosen up over time.
The back of the seat unit can be reclined by using the straps that can be tightened and released by a simple clip. By tightening the straps the seat will incline and by pulling the strap loose it will recline. Once you have found the desired position you simply snap the clip back down to hold it in place.
The Yo! Ahoy There has a fully lined hood with a UPF factor of 50+, this is great for the summer months (if indeed we get some sunshine!) The hood is sturdy and casts Leo welcomed shade, but with this winter sunshine it can sometimes go right into his eyes and the hood cannot be adjusted to accommodate for this, but Leo doesn’t seem to mind too much and it is not long before we change direction and it is no longer an issue.
The shopping basket is readily accessible and is a really generous size. I can take out everything I need in the basket alone so on occasion I don’t even need to take a changing bag!
Being winter we are currently sporting the included cosy toes, and it is doing a mighty fine job of keeping Leo nice and snug on our travels in the frost. The cosy toes is soft and fleecy on the inside and waterproof on the outside, as we discovered when we got caught in a torrential down pour!
The cosy toes can be completely un-zipped and the bottom section can be used as a reversible seat liner. The seat liner provides an extra layer of padding to your little one should you choose to install it. It can be used throughout the summer so that those sneaky naps in the Yo! are even more comfortable.
With the summer and winter we have had on the rain front you will be very glad to hear all about the very handy rain cover that is included with the Yo! Cosatto have obviously been vigilantly watching the weather forecasts and seeing a familiar pattern of ‘rain, rain and more rain’ popping up. So to compensate for the rainy forecasts Cosatto have developed the rain cover a nifty little bag that attaches to the frame of your stroller. This means that it is always within easy reach for when the sky’s open and the heavens fall.
The bag is in the colour coded with navy and white stripes to in-keep with the pirate design.
What do Leo and I think over all?
I have thoroughly loved the Cosatto Yo! Ahoy There, and it is no surprise as I love my Pear Drop equally. Leo goes around in style even when he is with his Granny as she now uses the Pear Drop for Leo while I am at work. As for the Ahoy There I adore the cheeky new design that has been applied to the stroller.
Leo has a comfortable ride and demonstrates this by having a snooze when ever he feels like it, and I find it a joy to push around. The padded handles make it easy to grip and the entire manoeuvrability factor of the Ahoy There is second to none, I find it so easy to navigate and I know I have the front swivel wheels to thank for that!
I'd been looking to drop down in size from using a Quinny Buzz, which is lovely to push and my infant son finds very comfortable but takes up a lot of space, even when folded. By comparison, the Cosatto Yo! is vastly more practical for day to day travelling around; it's narrower and lighter too but, if you're carrying it instead of pushing, at just under 8kg, it's still quite heavy compared to certain other strollers I've seen.
My son has just turned 2 years old and is quite tall for his age, 96 cm, so it would have been better for him if the footrest was adjustable (as it seems quite small; the rear part of it is level and fabric but only about 2.5" deep, therefore only big enough for his heels, the remaining front part is downward sloping; another 2.5" of fabric followed by 3" of hard plastic - why have it downward sloping?) - as he often sits with one foot on the rest and the other hanging over it (in a kind of laid-back, sprawled posture!) the key thing though is he's still comfortable and, as 'proof of the pudding. . .', when he wants to go out he'll often either sit in the stroller or go into the hallway, get it and push it towards us! (Incidentally, according to the height chart, his height is the average for a 3 year old boy, if that helps as a sizing comparison).
As the stroller has no suspension, another small niggle is the wheels, which are about 6" in diameter with the front ones being lockable though all are removable for storage, could do with being a little thicker and/or softer to help absorb some of the bumps and rough surfaces we travel on (even some of the local pavements are cobbled) but the shaking as the buggy goes over them doesn't seem to bother him, I think the seat acts as an absorber, I wish I could say the same thing for my arms though - it becomes like pushing a pneumatic drill!
The Yo! is also easy to fold; on one side there's a carry handle, on the other there's a plastic clip which loosely but securely catches and holds the buggy in the closed position but I'd prefer it if there were a Velcro belt of some sort to hold the folded buggy together more tightly (at present, I sometimes use a bungee cord, which does the job better than the attached catch).
That might seem like a lot of negative quips but in reality these are the only notable ones (although if you are going to be taking a flight anywhere there are other strollers smaller and lighter weight), everything else about this solidly built stroller is lovely and I'd be happy to recommend it to anyone (with the above provisos, of course).
on 21 June 2015
fast delivery within 2 days! It's a really light pushchair compared to my old one which was a silver cross one, it's nice to push and my 4 month old little boy seems to find it really comfortable and goes to sleep in it well. The only problem I had was I didn't realise the reclining part of he seat has a lever on it and it has to be up so it's locked in to that position and was a little stuck as why he wasn't stayin sat up once I adjusted it! It folds nice and flat and it's handy that the wheels can come off too jut incase it doesn't fit in your boot, I would defo recommend and buy another one if needed too. The only down side is you don't get a matching bag and it's not like these pushchairs are cheap either although the rain cover comes in a bag that matches the pushchair
on 9 January 2014
My daughter has got through baby buggies galore. She has paid a lot of money for some of them that looked good but in actual fact were not much better than the cheap varieties! I always hated the buggies she chose because they seemed like hard work to push, steer and fold away.
Then she spotted this stroller and fell for the design. I have to say that I was dubious since it was cheaper than others that she had previously purchased but I am delighted to announce that this stroller has my seal of approval and my daughter is highly delighted with it! Trust me, my daughter puts them through their paces and this stroller looks as good today and functions well as it did when she first got it! Easy to clean, steer and fold. The only drawback if any was that when she stood the folded stroller up against her lobby wall, mildew ruined the plastic rain cover and we were unable to clean it satisfactorily and we searched the internet and every high street buggy provider to buy a new one without success. Eventually I contacted Cosatto by email to enquire whereabouts we could purchase a new rain cover and within a couple of days THEY SENT US A BRAND NEW ONE WITHOUT CHARGE! Wow! That's excellent service for you and together with an excellent product, we will definitely be making Cosatto our first choice for any baby products! Seriously, outlets/manufacturers are keen to sell you their products but their after sales service is usually fringed with hassle, debate, argument or further expense so it was extremely refreshing to receive such unexpected excellent after sales service!
FANTASTIC PRODUCT & AFTER SALES SERVICE - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
on 28 May 2014
I absolutely love this pram! Been using it for 4 months now and it's comfortable, easy to clean, steers amazingly, efficient, easy to fold and as I said I love it. I don't have any negatives about it actually and I love the 4 year guarantee that it comes with. It's very unique and turns a lot of heads (in a positive way). Our little man will grow up as a right little geek with his dad and this is the only pram that is likely to excite your partner as much as yourself.
This pram could not be more user friendly and with all the little pieces that come with it, what's not to love? A cheap price as prams are concerned and if in the unlikely event that it doesn't fit in your boot once it is folded down, it takes but two seconds to take off the wheels. The only thing I have found is that the breaks are quite stiff but my cousin has a Yo! and she said that they loosen up over time. x Definitely a recommended buy.
on 2 April 2015
I like this pushchair. For me though the shoulder pads are quite big as my daughter is 4 months and they look like they squashing her also the coseytoes isnt attached to the pram apart from right at the top so it just flaps about. If is a very nice pram and i was quite shocked on how light it is to carry and push i payed for this pram when it was on offer and to me all these pushchairs are not worth paying more than the offer price if you like a heavy sturdy pushchair dont buy this one as its extremly lightness is quite scary and it feels like you could break it very easlly. The design is great and i would recommend only if the price is right
on 20 April 2016
I had a cosatto yo before that I loved so when it came to needing a new pushchair this was a no brainier for me. I registered the 4 year guarantee when the pushchair first arrived. The hood was bent from packaging and kept coming unclipped one side, I emailed cosatto regarding this and within 24 hours I had a new hood delivered free of charge...........amazing service!!
The Yo! Feels sturdy and safe and I love the funky patterns and the fact the raincover is in its own bag hung on the frame and not taking up space in the shopping basket. It comes with everything you need.
My one and only moan is the buggy liner, I have only ever had it on the fleece side so far and it looks fab. I took it off to turn over to the summer liner now that the sun is starting to shine and it is all ripped around the crotch strap and looks a bit unsightly. I don't particularly want to have to replace it after only 5 weeks of light use but the fact is cam with matching liners was a big selling pony with me so I am quite disappointed
on 5 April 2015
Very good quality stroller. I also like the design. It is light, easy to manoeuvre and it doesn't take a lot of space. Buying it in the sales maded even more attractive. Arrived in good time, well packed. No complaints so far. Thank you.
on 8 December 2015
Rain cover is poor. Its not good in the wind, it blows of as its only stuck on via Velcro.
Foot rest is small and doesn't fit a hole foot on.
Beautiful pushchair. Very light. Quite big in the boot though. Have to take the wheels of for it to fit.
After one wash, fabric faded. Foot muff keeps coming un done at the zip , in the middle.
Hood feels a little flimsy. Handles could of been placed differently to get a better grip.
Other than that, pushchair is quite deep and seems comfortable.